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days after super storm sandy. new york city's death toll has risen today to 41 from sandy. and the airlines have been forced to cancel more than 1700 flights. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. joining me now, top strategist, david axelrod. david, you must be feeling pretty chafed? >> yes, it was a great night, piers. to be in that room at mccormick place last night with that crowd and the sense of joy and idealism and patriotism, frankfully, that was evident in that room. and today the president came by the campaign headquarters and spoke to the young volunteers. not volunteers, but staff. and it was a very moving encounter. so this has been a tremendous 24 hours. >> when was the moment last night, if you're honest, that you thought, we got this, it's all going according to plan? >> when the vote started getting counted we knew quickly we have you know, we have a fairly sophisticated model. we had projections. we knew when we were hitting our targets and our folks were skilled and when we saw the votes coming in, in ohio and virginia -- first it was virginia, an
is a lie that hurricane sandy won the election for barack obama. it may be he was emboldened by a crisis he had to deal with, but he certainly came alive in the last week in a way he hadn't been throughout the campaign, certainly wasn't in the debates or the convention. i saw the old obama. i saw him four years ago and he was doing that thing on the stump and he was emotional, he was passionate. that in the end was a connection to people i just don't think mitt romney ever established. >> no. well, i think people needed to see it so badly from president obama and that's really the first debate, what went so abysmally wrong that he didn't have his head in the game and mitt romney did. had it not been for that debate there would have been a more clear-cut definition of some sort that he was going to have this kind of sweeping win that he did have, then you look at what happened and he had this week before the election step up, show leadership, this horrible tragedy and remind everyone that we're all americans and we need to be there for one another. >> i think i just don't think the hurricane
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